TEXT 83
sei bhite hata diya phala parasila
krsna-yogya nahe, phala apavitra haila
SYNONYMS
sei bhite—on that ceiling; hata diya—touching your hand; phala—the fruit; parasila—touched; krsna-yogya nahe—is not fit to be offered to Krsna; phala—the fruit; apavitra haila—has become contaminated.
TRANSLATION
" 'After touching the ceiling above the door, you have touched the coconuts. Now they are no longer fit to be offered to Krsna because they are contaminated.'
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura states that Raghava Pandita was not simply a crazy fellow suffering from some cleansing phobia. He did not belong to the mundane world. In lower consciousness, accepting something to be spiritual when it is actually material is called bhauma-ijya-dhih. Raghava Pandita was an eternal servant of Krsna, and everything he saw was related to the service of the Lord. He was always absorbed in the transcendental thought of how he could always serve Krsna with everything. Sometimes neophytes, devotees on the lower platform, try to imitate Raghava Pandita on the platform of material purity and impurity. Such imitation will not help anyone. As explained in Caitanya-caritamrta, (Antya-lila 4.174): bhadrabhadra-vastu-jnana nahika 'prakrte'. On the transcendental platform there is no higher or lower, pure or impure. On the material platform, distinction is made between good and bad, but on the spiritual platform everything is of the same quality.
'dvaite' bhadrabhadra-jnana, saba--'manodharma'
'ei bhala, ei manda',--ei saba 'bhrama'
"In the material world, conceptions of good and bad are all mental speculations. Therefore, saying, 'This is good, and this is bad, is all a mistake."(Cc. Antya 4.176)

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